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10th Anniversary


​Our 10th Anniversary production has come to an end after a very successful seven night run. Congratulations to producer Jimmy Sheehy for ​​giving drama fans ​​a unique experience​ ​ and ​​for stretching the talents of the group. It was the most difficult play they have undertaken and now that it's done, they are delighted to have conquered another author.

On the final night, we had a total of nineteen prizes for our raffle - all due to our amazing Sponsors. All members will be given a list of the sponsors, so that they can support them whenever possible.

On the night of the DvD recording, we want to say thanks to the children for being so cooperative and remaining as quiet as possible. On the last night we were delighted to see they all joined in with the singing... Niall Clifford had his backing chorus singing " The Bells of Hell go ting-a-ling-a-ling".

We are delighted, this year, to be able to help with a donation to the Stapleton Family House-Fire Fund. Marylee has been a central part of the group since the beginning. Once she commits to a role she gives it top priority. She sets a very high standard for herself and this naturally filters through the group. She is dependable and hard working and you never hear her complaining. After the fire, in November, she had been in the midst of rehearsing for the Banogue show as well as the play. You would not blame anyone if they had pulled out of these kinds of commitments. But, not Marylee... However she did it, she continued and saw them both through. We do not know how she was able to concentrate on rehearsals and learn off her lines while so many things were happening in her daily life. We hope that Marylee and the family will stay strong and come through this tragedy with all our help. ​


Tonight, Wednesday ​15th Feb,at 7.30 - 8.15pm, in the Community Centre.

​A​ll fitness levels welcome.


On Saturday 18th, the annual collection for Self Help Africa will be held.​


For the month of ​February,​ we remember our family, friends and neighbours, whose mortuary cards are displayed on the Church noticeboard:-

​ Sean Carey, Granagh. Joe O'Brien & Paddy O'Regan, Graigacurra. Rita Chawke, Ballyvologue. Kathleen Monckton & Ellen Hickey, Kilatal. Joan Scanlon, Kingsland. Jim Sheehan, Coolruss. Denis O'Riordan, Lisduane. Bill Chawke, Banogue. Steven O'Keeffe, Ballyneale. Catherine Keating, Carrickerry. Sr. Raphael Power, London. Timothy Power, Pallasgreen. Margaret O'Connor & Johanna O'Connell, Kilmeedy. Seamus Madden, Buttevant.


​Our sympathies to Kathleen Mulcahy, Kingsland, on the unexpected death of her husband John.​

​ Survived by brothers Jerry and Pat, relatives, neighbours and friends. Funeral on ​

​Wednesday at 12pm in St. Joseph's Church, Granagh with burial afterwards to Banogue Cemetery. ​


​The following classes are scheduled to be held in Coláiste Na Trocaire, Rathkeale, numbers permitting. Tuesdays - Zumba. Art with Agnes. Computer Classes all for a duration of 6 weeks. Make-Up Class , 3hour class for 1 week. For further information contact 069-64094. Email - Enrolment accepted by phone/post/e-mail.


Our U14 girls are back training this Thursday 16th at 7pm at the GAA field in Ballingarry. Please bring runners and boots as we may train in the handball alley if the weather is bad. Don't forget your gumshields !! New players are very welcome. Here's looking forward to a great year for the club​.​


​Clare's Wish foundation has opened its first retail unit in the Groody Neighbourhood Centre, Castletroy. They take in donations of furniture, clothing, books etc. It is the only Irish charity granting wishes to adults living with terminal and life threatening illnesses. They are looking for volunteers to help out in the shop. ​


​On the 17th of every month, a rambling house is held in Áras Íde, Kilmeedy. Sean O'Gorman welcomes all singers, storytellers and musicians, for a very entertaining night. ​


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